Significant Public Benefit Parole (SPBP)
Significant Public Benefit Parole (“SPBP”) may be utilized to bring an individual to serve as a witness, defendant, or cooperating source, and if necessary in extremely limited cases, the individual’s immediate family members, into the United States for up to one year. It must be emphasized that SPBP will only be granted for the minimum period of time required to accomplish the requested purpose, e.g., if a trial is 3 months long, parole will be granted for 3 months.
SPBP is a temporary measure used to allow an individual who is otherwise inadmissible to be present in the United States. SPBP does not constitute a formal admission to the United States and confers only temporary authorization to be present in the United States without having been admitted. Employment authorization may be granted.
To learn more about Significant Public Benefit Parole, contact Baurkot & Baurkot for a free, confidential consultation.